… is easier said than done.
I used to list multi-tasking under strengths. Not anymore. Now, I think it kind of proves that one is easily distracted, potentially under-performed, and not focused.
No, I’m not talking about cooking, while texting, watching tv, and talking to someone at the same time. Well, even in activities as simple as those can be disastrous (at least for your cooking). I’m talking about multiple reports, writing academic papers, working on dissertation, making conference presentation slides, preparing for examinations… all with deadlines close to one another.
Me? I’m going crazy now. Ask G. He’s been complaining about my excessive complaints. And I fired back at him, “Don’t you dare complaining about me complaining! Grhhhh.” *evil eyes*. I wonder why he still loves me.
But people, I suggest you, never… list multitasking as a strength in an interview.
- Tokyo, 30 Oct 2011, on the verge of nerve-breakdown-